Crafted by the master craftsmen at Parker Guitars, the Bronze Fly is a one-of-a-kind solidbody electric guitar, known for its stunning balance across all six strings and its clear, acoustic-like voice at any volume. Wait! This electric is really an acoustic? Yup! Get up onstage, plug in, and hit a big open C chord – that’s all it takes to blow any audience away! The Bronze Fly’s body is crafted from a single piece of ultra-rare, old-growth Sitka spruce, complete with a 24-fret reinforced basswood neck. Meanwhile, custom piezo pickups and an active filtering preamp are onboard to deliver gorgeous, sparkling acoustic tones without any feedback problems. The Bronze Fly’s amazing tone and clarity is the result of all of Parker’s innovative design and construction qualities: the solid body and one-piece neck, the custom bridge, and the special electronics. In addition, phosphor-bronze strings impart a bright, luminous tonal quality to the guitar.
As with all Parker guitars, the Bronze Fly relies on Parker-designed body and neck configurations to ensure light weight, with optimum performance. The one-piece Sitka spruce body is joined to a solid basswood neck that is reinforced with carbon-glass epoxy resin to provide amazing tensile strength that belies the Bronze Fly’s amazing 4-pound weight. The custom neck shape and a fretboard coated with 0.020″ carbon-glass epoxy assures easy playability. The amazing acoustic sound of the Bronze Fly is also due to Parker’s use of a specially designed 6-element custom Fishman piezo system, married to a Fishman-designed active preamp. This combination produces spectacularly clear acoustic tone and sustain without feedback worries. An active 2-band EQ provides additional sound-shaping capabilities, and the Bronze Fly’s output can be split stereo or summed mono, with a “Smart Switching” jack that automatically senses the connector type. This guitar includes a Parker custom hardshell case, and, like all the guitars we have in stock, it includes free FedEx shipping to your door.